Giuseppe Bausilio is a 19 year old Broadway actor/dancer currently on medical leave from Cats the Musical. Giuseppe is originally from Switzerland, and came to America when he was 12 to star in Billy Elliot in Chicago, and later the 1st National Tour before finishing his run on Broadway in 2011. He has since appeared on Broadway in Newsies and Aladdin, and is scheduled to perform in Hello Dolly next Spring.
Doctors recently discovered a vascular mass (tumor) in his spinal canal. He is scheduled for surgery this Thursday and is hopeful for a full recovery.
This gofundme campaign is to offset the medical expenses that are not covered by his insurance. Additionally, his leave is unpaid, and his living and travel expenses in NYC need to be addressed.
Giuseppe wants nothing more than to return and rejoin his cast mates in Cats and other shows. If the surgery goes well, he hopes to recuperate and begin rehab and physical therapy so that he is able to dance again as soon as possible. If you know Giuseppe, you know that he is such a positive and sincere young man with so much passion and determination. He is determined to overcome this obstacle. Your support will help him through this difficult time.
Please help him get back on his feet by making a donation, however great or small. 100% of the money raised will go directly to Giuseppe.
Giuseppe appreciates all the love and support from family, friends, and fans. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Gary and Regina Vorwald
Friends and Fans of Giuseppe
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This is Giuseppe last week while getting some tests.